Most people desire success in one form or another. Some just daydream about it, while some are working every day to achieve it. In today’s society we are surrounded by a culture of money hungry and materialistic ideas that can consume are thoughts and mentality. This mindset comes from the “happiness” materials bring into our lives when we obtain them. Success is one of those concepts that we all understand, and yet, in reality it means something different to each individual. What might represent financial abundance to you might represent poverty to someone like Bill Gates. Success can be defined in many different ways some may see it as being able to spend their time freely enjoying the good things in life. Others may see success in the acquisition of knowledge, growth and understanding. For me “success” means being able to wake up every day with a smile on my face doing the things that I love i.e. writing, being a life coach and just being a positive outlet for as many people as I can.
True Meaning of Success
One of the most vital steps to attain success in life is to understand the meaning of success for your personal life. The true meaning of success in my opinion goes far beyond the common definitions such as having a lot of material things, being wealthy and having tangible things such as advanced education. However true success cannot be measured with the factors I named above, but instead should be measured with the amount of happiness and joy one has in life and the impact you have on people. This is more important than any monetary success you can achieve. Media and society often portrays images that conclude that living a successful life means to be extraordinarily wealthy and have a lot of tangibles.
How Do You Define Success?
The only person that can answer the question above is you. I am neither able nor willing to prescribe the ultimate definition of success, as this is not possible. Everyone has a different way of thinking about being prosperous in life and defining success. Therefore there cannot be a definition that is applicable to all. It is very important that you know exactly how to define success in life. Make yourself aware what accomplishment, success and prosperity in general means to you in your life. Some might define success as having luxurious cars and a huge mansion, whereas others consider a life full of joy and happiness with their family as the true meaning of success. Once you have figured out what is important for you personally you are able to focus on your visions and goals. How do you define success and what are the steps that you are making to attain this success? Comment below & if you like this post please share!
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